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Food Services

Free Meals Through 12/31/2020

Beginning, Monday, September 28, ALL STUDENTS receive FREE MEALS through December 31, 2020. Children 18 years of age and younger are eligible for (1) Breakfast and (1) Lunch daily. All pickup meals have both breakfast and lunch in the bag for the day. *Weekend meals are distributed with the Friday meal pickups.
Meals are available every day at the front gates at VGHS (9-10 AM) or CGUHS (10-11 AM). 
Daily access to meals is available on campus including a full snack bar a la carte menu available daily at the Snack Bar at VGHS and CGUHS locations.
Meal distribution is after school in the bus-loading areas for students who do not attend classes the following day. Instead of after school, students may pick up meals on the day they do not have in-person classes at VGHS (9-10 AM) or CGUHS (10-11 AM).

Chartwells Heat & Eat Meals

There is a portion of the meal that has been provided, that is best when served hot. Heat the applicable part of the meal in the Microwave Oven, Conventional Oven, or on the Stovetop to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. All food contained in the package(s) have been cooked and cooled, with the exception of the vegetables. The meal has been stored cold. Keep refrigerated until you are prepared to “Heat and Eat”.
WARNING- Cold food items need to be kept refrigerated and/or held below 40 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure safety.

Hay una porcion de la comida que se ha proporcionado, que es major cuando se sirve caliente. Caliente la parte correspondiente de la comida en el horno de microondas, horno convencional en la estufa a 160 grados Fahrenheit. Todos los alimentos contenidos en el (los) paquete(s) se han concinado y enfriado, a excepcion de las verduras. La comida ha sido almacenada fria. Mantenga refrigerado hasta que este preparado para “calentary comer”.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

School Breakfast Program

Casa Grande Union High School District is committed to ensuring that all of our students start the day with a healthy breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast tend to perform better in school, have better attendance rates, and display fewer behavior problems. We know that morning routines can be hectic and many kids aren’t hungry when they wake up. This is exactly why we provide breakfast every morning in a way that allows all students to participate, even after the bell.

There are many great things about our improved breakfast program. In addition to having access to a nutritious breakfast, eating with classmates every morning creates a community experience, and it takes pressure off parents and caretakers to provide breakfast in the morning. The NO KID HUNGRY starts with Breakfast resource is a great way to find out more about the benefits of breakfast, including how kids who eat breakfast do better in math, miss fewer days of school, and are more likely to graduate high school than their peers who don’t eat breakfast regularly.

Equal Opportunity Provider

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Aaron Encinas
Encinas, Aaron
Dining Services Director
Office: 520-316-3360 x 4144
Carla Wells
Wells, Carla
District Food Service Representative
Office: 520-316-3360 x 4146

Food Services

We offer breakfast and lunch at our schools. Menu items are carefully analyzed to meet USDA nutritional guidelines and follow compliance with the Arizona Nutrition Standards mandated by the Arizona Department of Education. This institution is an equal oppuntity provider.

Meal Information

    Breakfast    Lunch 
Regular    $2.00    $3.00 
Reduced    $0.30    $0.40 
    Breakfast    Lunch 
Includes (1)    Entrée    Entrée 
    Fruit    Fruit 
    Vegetable    Vegetable 
    Milk or Juice    Milk or Juice

Free & Reduced-Price Meals

Children need healthy meals to learn. Casa Grande Union High School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $2.00 and Lunch costs $3.00. Your student may qualify for free meals or reduced-price meals. Reduced-price is $0.30 for Breakfast and $0.40 for Lunch. We now offer an online application for free or reduced-price meal benefits. Use the links below to apply.

Online Application
Printable Application (English)
Printable Application (Spanish)
FAQ (English)
FAQ (Spanish)

To obtain a paper application, please visit your school site's front office or contact Carla Wells at (520) 316-3360 ext. 4146.

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Regulation EFDA-R

Collection of Money/Food Tickets
The Casa Grande Union High School District strives to ensure all students receive breakfast and lunch if they choose. If a student cannot pay, the following collection procedures will be followed: 
  1. Student may charge up to three (3) meals.
  2. If a student charges three (3) meals, a letter will be sent to the parent/guardian for collection.
  3. The student will not be allowed to charge any further meals until the balance is paid in full.
  4. Student’s with three (3) charges, will receive an alternative meal until balance is paid in full.
  5. If the parent/guardian does not pay the balance in full, the balance will be sent to the Bookstore and added onto the student’s account as an unpaid fine until paid in full. 
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to complete the Food Service Application for Free or Reduced Meals annually.
Our Non-Discrimination Commitment

Casa Grande Union High School District #82 prohibits discrimination in employment and educational programs based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s), Mary Ann Amerson, Human Resources Director at 520 316-3360 ext. 1104 or

El Distrito Casa Grande Union High #82 prohibe la discriminación de empleo y programas educacionales basados en raza, color, religion, sexo, edad, descapacidad, origen nacional, estado militar, información de prueba genetica, orientación sexual o identidad de género, o expresion y provee acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados.

Preguntas, quejas, o solicitudes para información adicional de acuerdo a estas leyes deben ser dirigidas a la coordinadora designada, Mary Ann Amerson, Directora de Recursos Humanos al 520 316-3360 ext. 1104, o

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